On July 20, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy manual to make it easier for green card applicants to identify who may be considered inadmissible toContinue Reading USCIS Policy Manual Updates Make It Easier to Identify Adjustment of Status Applicants Subject to the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility
USCIS has published a new Form I-485 with additional public charge questions required for use starting Dec. 23, 2022. When a nonimmigrant foreign national applies for an adjustment of status…Continue Reading USCIS Updates Its Form I-485 to Comply With New Public Charge Rule
On March 9, 2021, the Supreme Court dismissed several pending appeals over the “Public Charge Rule” following the Biden administration’s announcement that it would not defend the Trump-era regulation, issued…
Continue Reading U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announces it will no longer enforce the Public Charge Rule
The Public Charge Inadmissibility Final Rule was issued in August 2019 and was to go into effect October 2019, when a preliminary injunction with national scope was granted that prevented the Department of Homeland Security from implementing the rule. On Jan. 27, 2020, the Supreme Court stayed the national injunction, and DHS may now implement the rule, except in the state of Illinois.
Continue Reading USCIS Revises Forms in Response to Public Charge Inadmissibility Final Rule
As an update to previous entries, the Office of Management and Budget has posted the conclusion of DHS/USCIS Public Charge Rule review:
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On July 12, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) completed review and forwarded a final rule on a Public Charge rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).